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Saratoga County eyeing tax cap exemption

The lowest-taxed county in New York state will look for the first time at whether to break the state’s tax cap.

Plenty of big bass in Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain continues to yield five-bass tournament catches of 20-plus pounds.

Toby Keith imposing musically, charitably

Toby Keith imposing musically, charitably

As Toby Keith returns to SPAC on Sunday, I’m reminded that he is both an imposing sight and more than meets the eye.

Plenty of drama at Racing Hall of Fame

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Plenty of drama at Racing Hall of Fame

Some friends of mine are housing some friends of theirs who flew all the way from California for Zenyatta’s Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday.

Saratoga fans could get another look at Frosted

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Saratoga fans could get another look at Frosted

Frosted’s performance in the Met Mile could be summed up with a “Wow.”
His Whitney win at Saratoga Race Course drew a collective “Wait, what?”

Capital Region golfers hope to break NYS Men's Amateur Championship drought

Capital Region golfers hope to break NYS Men's Amateur Championship drought

It’s been 30 years since a Capital Region player won the New York State Men’s Amateur Golf Championship, and even some home cooking hasn’t helped reverse that trend in recent years.

Ballston Wal-Mart likely to get OK to proceed

Ballston Wal-Mart likely to get OK to proceed

It’s been just over a year since I spent three hours on the bleachers of a sweltering high school gym, running out of ink over all the things people had to say about a proposed Wal-Mart store in Ballston.

Amsterdam was home to many men’s clubs

Years ago in Amsterdam, young men formed three clubs for fellowship and athletic competition. According to historian Tony Pacelli in his book “Past and Present,” the clubs were the Lightnings, the Avengers and the Sagamores, which competed in basketball and baseball starting in the 1930s

Back-to-school time pivotal for retailers

Back-to-school time pivotal for retailers

Merchants must be jumping for joy with word that back-to-school shopping is in a “stock up” cycle, meaning that classroom supplies, clothes and shoes that consumers stretched to last more than one school year will need replacing by September.

Music Haven showcases music of the world

Music Haven showcases music of the world

Music Haven (Central Park, Schenectady) delivers extra-large on its promise to travel the world one concert at a time on Sunday, zipping to Eastern Europe as proudly eclectic self-proclaimed “ethno chaos” practitioners DakhaBrakha from Ukraine headline.

Forget tradition: Yankees will win later by losing

Forget tradition: Yankees will win later by losing

The sound you hear is George Steinbrenner kicking the lid of his coffin, demanding to be let out.

When Stone does a good job, no one notices

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When Stone does a good job, no one notices

Travis Stone’s new assignment asks him to predict the behavior of tens of thousands of Saratoga Race Course patrons.

Busy time for area golfers

Busy time for area golfers

As the 98th annual PGA Championship at Baltusrol enters its final round today in Springfield, N.J., to close out a hectic month of major championships, Capital Region golfers prepare for their own busy slate of major events.

Textile teacher a war hero and a standout in baseball

William P. “Bill” Fennhahn taught Amsterdam junior high school boys the skills used in carpet-making and other textile trades. He was also was a war hero who took part in the D-Day invasion and devoted baseball player.

Birds get blame for fouling fun at beach

It seems birds and people are both to blame for the contamination scare that closed Brown’s Beach on Saratoga Lake.

Geroux testing himself at Saratoga

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Geroux testing himself at Saratoga

The town of Argentan in Normandy, France, is small, but has seen a lot.

Some big fish can be found in little lakes

Looking for a little lake to launch a boat, canoe, kayak or rowboat with/without a motor?

Piazza sheds tears at induction for different reason

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Piazza sheds tears at induction for different reason

Mike Piazza cried.
Everybody cries. Almost everybody anyways.

Eagle Crest hosting 4 Ball Shoot-Out

Eagle Crest hosting 4 Ball Shoot-Out

If you are bored with the same old stroke play or match play golf events, how about something different?

Amsterdam sparkled in 1925 expo


America was prospering in 1925 and local businesses staged Amsterdam’s Progress Exposition and Auto Show that year to show off that prosperity.

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